Monounsaturated fats are healthy fats found in abundance in olive oil, avocado, seeds, nuts and nut butters. Like other fats, monounsaturated fats are high in calories. However, everyone needs some fat in their diet to maintain good health, a healthy weight and normal physiological functions. These healthy sources of fat can also add flavor, help satiate your appetite and stabilize blood sugar levels. The best food sources of monounsaturated fats are olive oil, canola oil, avocado, etc.
Monounsaturated fats help protect your heart by lowering blood pressure, improving your cholesterol profile and reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease specifically when you use them to replace unhealthy fats. Some monounsaturated fats like olives and olive oil contain polyphenols, antioxidants that protect the body from inflammation and severity of migraine headaches.
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